For Immediate Release
February 10, 2022
(SIEM REAP, Feb. 10, 2022) – U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy led a delegation of more than 60 American diplomats and staff to Siem Reap to celebrate U.S. Embassy Week, Feb. 7-11, in Cambodia’s second-largest city.
The delegation engaged with Cambodian partners in public health, education, culture, business, youth, demining, and law enforcement, as a demonstration of the United States’ commitment to the people of Siem Reap.
“We are the U.S. Embassy to all of Cambodia’s 25 provinces,” the Ambassador said. “And we are incredibly excited to bring our team here to Siem Reap.”
Embassy Week participants included officials from the Department of State, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Homeland Security Investigations, and other sections and agencies at the Embassy.
Ambassador Murphy’s engagements include visiting a local hospital supported by the U.S. CDC, presiding over a roundtable discussion with LGBTQI+ advocates, and paying tribute to the three Cambodian Self-Help Demining technicians who lost their lives in service last month.
Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus performed at a U.S. Embassy Week reception for partners, beneficiaries, and friends on Wednesday, Feb. 9.
U.S. Embassy Week in Siem Reap is a continuation of America-Cambodia 2022 (#AmCam2022), a celebration of the enduring ties between the U.S. and the peoples of Cambodia and Southeast Asia.